Skip to main content

Southlake Style

Father's Day Activities

Jun 24, 2013 01:00PM ● By Editorial Intern f

Go above and beyond this year for Father’s Day, and forego items in boxes with bows. Instead, give dad something he’ll cherish for a lifetime — an experience packed with precious memories to be recalled fondly for years to come. Southlake Style picked our favorite Father’s Day events that we think are sure to be special to the pop in your life!


105.3 FM The Fan Father’s Day on the Field

Not much can come close to the enduring power of a father’s love, but if your dad’s love for America’s team comes pretty close, treat him to an experience he will never forget. He will leave with momentos from photo opportunities with Dallas Cowboys alumni, Cowboys Cheerleaders and prized Super Bowl trophies. Tours of the eighth wonder of the world, Cowboy Stadium, will also be available. The memories of having full access to the team’s home turf, including opportunities to pass a ball and kick one through the uprights, will last a lifetime. Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, June 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., $14.50-$27.50,, 817-892-8687


Father’s Day Camp Out

Leave the plain old camping trip behind, and join Dad on an overnight adventure at Meadowmere Park on Lake Grapevine. Put on by the pros at Adventure Day Camps, this Father’s Day event includes fishing, archery, target shooting, kayaking, a scavenger hunt, outdoor games and dinner and breakfast. And yes, s’mores around a campfire, too! Begins June 15 at 3 p.m., ends June 16 at 12 p.m., $35 adults, $25 kids,


Love And War In Texas

Take dad on a culinary trip through Texas at this hyperlocal Grapevine eatery. This restaurant celebrates the history and heritage of the Lone Star State with regionally themed dishes. Dad can enjoy Hill Country wild game like venison, antelope and quail with The Hunt, Texas dish ($25.99), though our Father’s Day pick would be the all-you-can-eat Big Beef Ribs ($14.99), available every Sunday from 11 a.m. until they’re gone. 505 E Grapevine Mills Cir., Grapevine, 972-724-5557,


Father's Day Sunset Safari Dinner and Tour

Go wild at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, starting the evening with a delectably civilized dinner in the glass-walled pavilion while watching animals at home at their watering hole. Post-dinner, the whole family will enjoy a moonlit, guided tour during which they can view nocturnal species rarely seen during the day. And if that’s not enough, the folks at Fossil Rim throw in an extra special surprise gift for dad as well. $90 adult, $55 children, June 15, 6 p.m., 254-897-2960,


DadFest 5K

For 20 years, DadFest has celebrated all things dad all the while raising countless funds for important health issues facing the men we love most. This year, head out to FC Dallas Park in Frisco on Saturday, June 15, where the whole family can participate in one of the 5K, 1K or 50-yard races. Afterward, little ones and their pops can enter the Dad-Child look-alike contest while enjoying plenty of family-oriented entertainment options. $15–$40 entry fee for race participants, June 15, races